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  • Publication number: 20120322497
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for predicting when a signal handoff may occur from a current base station to a neighboring base station for a mobile device. An indication of signal strength between the mobile device and the current base station and an indication of signal strength between the mobile device and a (e.g., closest) neighboring base station can be monitored by the mobile device. A difference between these signal strength indications can be determined and compared against a threshold (e.g., based upon historical signal handoffs) to predict when and/or where a signal handoff may occur. The predicted signal handoff may be determined by the mobile device and a corresponding notification can be provided so that appropriate action may be taken (e.g., a user may not initiate a call and/or an application may not attempt to communicate data).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vishnu Navda, Ramachandran Ramjee, Venkata N. Padmanabhan, Anand Padmanabha Iyer